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2nd Annual BS4CL Africa Roundtable Meeting

30 October 2023, 5:00 AM - 6:30 AM EDT


Location: Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Campus

Date: Monday October 30th, 2023

Session 1: The Power of Partnerships Closed to BS4CL Africa Members

9:30 – 10:00 Arrival and Networking

10:00- 10:30 Opening Remarks and Schools Affirmations

  • Sherif Kamel, Dean, AUC School of Business, Egypt
  • Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA Ecole de Management, Morocco
  • Morris Mthombeni, Dean, GIBS Business School, South Africa - Caesar Mwangi, Executive Dean, Strathmore Business School, Kenya - Olayinka David-West, Associate Dean, Lagos School of Business, Nigeria - Jako Volschenk, Associate Professor of Strategy and Sustainability; MBA Programme Head, Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
  • Knut Haanaes, Professor of Strategy and Lundin Chair Professor of Sustainability, IMD, EU

10:30- 11:15 Open Discussion moderated by Sherwat Elwan, Associate Professor of Operations Management, AUC School of Business and Chair UN PRME Chapter Africa

  • Measuring impact, KPIs and Committing Resources
  • Untapped Opportunities: Potential Partner Projects for 2024
  • Do we need an Advisory board?

11:15- 11:30 Session summary and Closing remarks by Sherwat Elwan

11:30– 12:00 Coffee Break

Session 2: Perspectives on Climate Leadership Open to Stakeholders

12:00 - 12:05 Welcome Remarks Sherif Kamel, Dean, AUC School of Business

12:05 - 12:25 Fireside chat Speaker: Olufunso Somorin, Regional Principal Officer, Climate Change and Green Growth Program, African Development Bank Moderator: Jako Volschenk, Associate Professor of Strategy and Sustainability; MBA Programme Head, Strathmore Business School

12:25 - 13:10 Roundtable input from External Stakeholders: What does Climate Leadership mean to you? What would you like to see Schools of Business in Africa doing? Who else should we be talking to?

  • Ahmed Abdel Wahab, Managing Director, Egyptian German Automotive (EGA) and East Port Said Development Company
  • Ayman Ismail, Chairman and CEO, DMG - Mountain View Egypt, and Chairman of the Board of UN Global Compact Egypt
  • Abir Leheta, CEO, Egyptian Transport & Commercial Services Co. SAE (EGYTRANS), Board member UN Global Compact Egypt, and Founding member, Chapter Zero Egypt.
  • Ayman Salah, Chairman, Lobby Egypt, Founding Board Member Chapter Zero Egypt
  • Hamza El Asaad, Head of Climate Strategy and Regional Delivery, EBRD
  • Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network (GBSN)
  • Soumittra Dutta, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Management, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

13:10 - 13:30 Recap and a Round of final remarks from the Deans and School Representative

American University in Cairo (AUC) RSVP HERE